Services & Events
Visitation
First Presbyterian Church
December 8, 2017,
Service
Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM

Alan "Skip" L. Bayless

September 6, 1940 - November 17, 2017

Obituary

Obituary
Alan L. "Skip" Bayless, 77, Harrisonville, MO died Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home.

Skip was born September 6, 1940 in Northboro, IA, a son of Marion D. and Elizabeth J. (Morgan) Bayless. He grew up in Northboro and was a 1958 graduate of Northboro High School. Skip attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO and Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO. He played in his Father's dance band the Rhythm Aires when he was in high school and into college. That's where Marion Dee Bayless dedicated the song "It Had to Be You" to Karen and Skipper in 1959 and they married in June, 1960. In this union 3 children were born, Lundie Rene, Todd Alan and Timothy Dee. Skip and Karen were married for 35 years. Skip and his family had lived in Shenandoah, IA, Omaha, NE, Des Moines, IA and Parkville, MO. Skip moved to Harrisonville, MO and lived there for 22 years with Leota Harris.

Over the course of Skip's career and life, he worked for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Agency in Shenandoah, IA, Continental Can Co., and NEBCO Distribution in Omaha, NE, and L&L Supply Co. Later he worked for Conklin Co. as a salesman, was an Auctioneer, and had worked for the I.R.S. in Kansas City, MO. He loved music, woodworking, boating, fishing and traveling. Also, working, researching and emailing from his computer, spending time with his family and attending class reunions. He was loved as a husband, father, brother and friend to many. He will never be forgotten.

Skip was preceded in death by his parents Marion Dee and Elizabeth Josephine Bayless; his wife, Karen Leah (Williamson) Bayless and two sons, Todd Alan Bayless and Timothy Dee Bayless.

He is survived by his fiancée, Leota (Lee) Harris, Harrisonville, Mo; four sisters, Alice Mauer, Omaha, NE, Deborah (Rod) Nester, Jody (Dennis) Streitenberger, and Shari (Jay) Lindburg, all of Shenandoah, IA; daughter, Lundie Renee' Bayless, Kansas City, MO; and three grandchildren, Amy Marie Thropp, Boulder, CO and Zachary Alan Thropp, Kansas City, MO and Sydnei Leah Bayless.

Celebration of life memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home.

Immediately following the memorial service the family will have a visitation and luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Burial of cremains will be held at a late date in Union Grove Cemetery in Northboro, Iowa.
 

Tributes

Tributes
I am so sorry to hear about Skip's passing. May God bless your family and be with you now. Aunt June and the John Sears family
Dec 7, 2017 Addie Sears
We will All be Together Again Soon in the Biggest and Best Northboro Family and Bayless Family Reunion that We will Ever Know in the Heaven of God's Love,,,,God Bless You Skipper !!!
Dec 2, 2017 Dave Bayless
So sorry to hear of Skip's passing. He added a lot to the lives of those he touched. I miss his e-mails.
Dec 2, 2017 Irene Gentry Irby
Sorry for your loss. Skip was a great guy. I was always glad to see and visit with him at the Northboro Alumni Banquets, will miss
those visits. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God grant you Peace and Comfort.
Dec 1, 2017 Jane Foster
 

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Services

Services
Visitation
Date and time
Friday, Dec 8, 2017
Location
First Presbyterian Church
200 W. Clarinda Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
Notes
Immediately following the memorial service the family will have a visitation and luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah.
Service
Date and time
Friday, Dec 8, 2017
11:00 AM
Location
Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
208 W. Clarinda Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
Notes
Memorial Service
 

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